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Master Geek
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  Reply # 486859 28-Jun-2011 13:26 Send private message

Yep, but there may be a shipping fee. Mine was $35, so that makes it the same price!

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  Reply # 486916 28-Jun-2011 14:57 Send private message

Woop! Mine arrived before lunch time, just been busy setting it up and reinstalling apps (such a pain without Root and Titanium Backup!). More to follow later...




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  Reply # 486921 28-Jun-2011 15:02 Send private message

Yes thats the one flaw with Android.
You can't save your apps etc on line and d/l them to a new phone.
Also lack of a proper back up.
It's the only thing apple does better :(

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  Reply # 486922 28-Jun-2011 15:02 Send private message

I wonder what my first app will be... I'd say it would be Angry Birds hahaha

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  Reply # 486983 28-Jun-2011 16:23 Send private message

Sorry, I'm a little confused with the Telecom version of the phone. Will i be able to use it with 2degrees/vodafone if need be or will it only work on Telecom?

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  Reply # 486985 28-Jun-2011 16:24 Send private message

n0exit: Sorry, I'm a little confused with the Telecom version of the phone. Will i be able to use it with 2degrees/vodafone if need be or will it only work on Telecom?


It won't provide nationwide 3G on the other two networks. 

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  Reply # 486991 28-Jun-2011 16:28 Send private message

NzBeagle:
n0exit: Sorry, I'm a little confused with the Telecom version of the phone. Will i be able to use it with 2degrees/vodafone if need be or will it only work on Telecom?


It won't provide nationwide 3G on the other two networks. 
OK thanks for clearing that up. Much appreciated. May as well purchase from Mobicity then.

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  Reply # 486997 28-Jun-2011 16:34 Send private message

NZtechfreak: Woop! Mine arrived before lunch time, just been busy setting it up and reinstalling apps (such a pain without Root and Titanium Backup!). More to follow later...


Welcome to Sensationville NZTF.

Enjoy your stay. :-)




Galaxy S has gone to its new owner. HTC Sensation has gone to its new
owner. Now using Galaxy S3. Eagerly awaiting release of the Note 3.

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  Reply # 487066 28-Jun-2011 19:06 Send private message

NzBeagle:
n0exit: Sorry, I'm a little confused with the Telecom version of the phone. Will i be able to use it with 2degrees/vodafone if need be or will it only work on Telecom?



It won't provide nationwide 3G on the other two networks. 


Well that's debatable.  I have had several 850/2100 fones on both Vodafone and 2D  3G with no problems.  The only time I ever had an issue was out of the back end of Auckland where even GSM coverage was a no show as well..




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  Reply # 487069 28-Jun-2011 19:12 Send private message

old3eyes: Well that's debatable.  I have had several 850/2100 fones on both Vodafone and 2D  3G with no problems.  The only time I ever had an issue was out of the back end of Auckland where even GSM coverage was a no show as well..


As I said, Nationwide 3G :)  

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  Reply # 487086 28-Jun-2011 19:43 Send private message

NzBeagle:
old3eyes: Well that's debatable.  I have had several 850/2100 fones on both Vodafone and 2D  3G with no problems.  The only time I ever had an issue was out of the back end of Auckland where even GSM coverage was a no show as well..


As I said, Nationwide 3G :)  


there is no point using smartphone if you cant have good 3G coverage!





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  Reply # 487119 28-Jun-2011 20:32 Send private message

Got mine today... looks wicked! The Vodafone store guy was mighty jealous when I went in to sign it up haha! It's charging atm, will have a good play shortly.

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  Reply # 487121 28-Jun-2011 20:38 Send private message

OK, getting to grips with the Sensation (been Tweeting up a storm, hard to resist making adding a hash tag to that "Sensation"!).

My MHL cables both work (go standard connections).

WiiMotes don't work, didn't expect them to.

BT keyboard works, BT Mouse pairs, but not properly supported.

Phonejoy works (tried out with Mario kart 64 in N64oid, awesomesauce!).

Video playback proving problematic with most of my test files (wide variety of codecs/bitrates/resolutions/audio encoding types), even with Diceplayer, Moboplayer, Rockplayer. Bit disappointing, since it kinda makes the MHL-out less useful. Doesn play 1080p MP4 well though, and Diceplayer can handle some of the MKVs (even the one with DTS sound and a 9500kbps bitrate).

Already had one out of memory warning.

Browser is lovely with the screen resolution, but quite a bit slower than SGSII, and handles flash much worse too. Love the dynamic reflow though!

Sound quality for music is better based on my limited playback so far (via line out to the car stereo).

Tasker more compatible than with my SGSII, although still can't handle picking up calls (not the fault of either phone, its a Gingerbread thing).

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  Reply # 487131 28-Jun-2011 20:46 Send private message

Thanks NZTechFreak. A little concerned about the poor flash and video performance! That's what the Android OS is famous for!

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  Reply # 487133 28-Jun-2011 20:49 Send private message

NZtechfreak: OK, getting to grips with the Sensation (been Tweeting up a storm, hard to resist making adding a hash tag to that "Sensation"!).

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Browser is lovely with the screen resolution, but quite a bit slower than SGSII, and handles flash much worse too. Love the dynamic reflow though!


Dolphin Browser HD is noticeably faster than the stock browser. I've made it my default.  




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